Recommended toy drones in the $150 - $200 range...

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I'm doing some research for Christmas presents... this person (young teen) already has a Syma X5C and is ready for the next step up. Do any of you know of or recommend something in the $150 - $200 range? (Still too young for a $399 P3S and also over budget).

There appear to be a ton of toy drones in this price range but I've never heard of any of them...

Thanks so much!
 

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Save some money and buy a better drone.


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A Hubsan model with GPS might be nice -- like the H501S or H502S.
 
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Look at the Syma X8H series. Around $100. They are the same size as phantoms, have altitude hold (that's the H designator) and have fpv. Really rugged and they fly well. If you go up into the $200 range, you're starting to get to the hump where moving up the a phantom becomes attractive. My 13 year old grandson has a smaller drone and we got him the 8 for his birthday next week. This will get him ready to start flying one of my phantoms.
 
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A Hubsan model with GPS might be nice -- like the H501S or H502S.
Interesting. In the specs, it says if controller signal is lost for more than 3 seconds, the drone will automatically fall. This is a selling point? I'm sure this is poor translation as it actually says it will "automace" fall.
 

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